Great minds inspire greatness. The Pioneers in Science program gives high school students – in person and online – rare access to some of the world’s most renowned scientists.

This year our special guest is Professor Ian Frazer who pioneered the development of the cervical cancer vaccine known as Gardasil. Professor Frazer was also the founding Chief Executive Officer and Director of Research for the Translational Research Institute (TRI) and has won many prestigious awards including the 2006 Australian of the Year, the 2005 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science, and the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science in 2008.

Cost: $10

About UQ at World Science Festival Brisbane

The University of Queensland is proud to partner with the Queensland Museum for the inaugural World Science Festival Brisbane from 22-26 March 2017.

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Held annually in New York since 2008 the World Science Festival is now one of the most celebrated science festivals in the world, and this year it's coming back to Brisbane!

The University of Queensland is proud to showcase our expertise across all aspects of science through talks, panels and engaging science demonstrations during World Science Festival Brisbane.



Cremorne Theatre